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I Chew My Drinking Straw

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    YES I Do

    Not only do I chew on my straw but I have a gap in my back teeth and I push the straw back and forth between it similar to flossing. I know it is gross and I only do it when I am all alone.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 14 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    Chew Chew Chew

    I always chew my straw, but then I regret it because it gets so bent out of shape.
    meghanmcgee meghanmcgee 18-21 Jul 12, 2008

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    Square

     I like to chew the straw so it flattens, then chew the other way so that the straw turns into a square shape. I don't know why, but I do it all the time.
    Manders Manders 18-21, F May 10, 2008

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    I just recently found out

    that I chew things when I'm thinking, most of the time it's either a straw or a pen.
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 29, 2014

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    Sometimes..

    often, more like, i will end up chewing up up to the point whre the whole thing ends up in my mouth like gum...gum with hard edges. maybe i should keep a pack of gum on my more regularly
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2007

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    I Chew Straws Obsessively

    Ive chewed straws when I was little and about a year ago I picked it up again and it seems to be obsessive. Ill chew a straw till it turns into little hairs of plastic or until my gums bleed. I cant stop once I get going. I dont understand why I do it......or why I cant stop...
    hypnotizeyes21 hypnotizeyes21 22-25 1 Response Dec 4, 2010

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    I Love Straws

    I love straws, especially chewing on them. .__. My grandfather used to say to me, "Real men don't use straws." But I didn't care. I hate when you don't have a straw, and get a load of ice cubes in your mouth. I'll often take my straw and just kind of gnaw on it for a while.
    Toukos Toukos 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    Oh I Try Not To, Believe Me...

    Oh I try not to, believe me. I try and try and try not to. But it's a habit, an addiction. I must chew that straw! I do it sub-conciously, inadvertantly, absently. I don't want to, but I have no choice. Isn't there a hotline for this sort of thing? :p
    Irishchick Irishchick 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2008

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    sometimes I Do. ...

    sometimes i do. but not really anymore too much because it hurts my teeth and gives me a headache...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover 18-21, F Jul 12, 2008

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    Oops..

    I don't even realize it until the straw is totally flat and nothing gets through it anymore..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 25, 2007

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    Done It For Years

    It's just a habit. I don't know why I do it. Sometimes I don't even know I'm doing it until I look at the straw or people are like "why are you chewing on your straw?"
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 12, 2012

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    Chewing Chewing All Day Long

    So much, I actually have to get a new one because the one I've been chewing on is unsuckable now. I just enjoy chewing on them. I'll still be chewing a good 20 minutes after I've finished my drink.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Nov 15, 2007

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    Force Of Habit....

    I've only been chewing my straws since I was 11. I used it as a stress habit because I had started smoking and had to hide it from my parents. Chewing on straws was an easy way to hide it. Then the guy I was dating started thinking it was cute instead of weird so he gave me over...
    SkitzoSkittlez SkitzoSkittlez 16-17 Jan 12, 2012

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    Chew Chew Chew

    I chew on my straw more so absentmindedly. I don't even notice it. Sometimes I'd take a straw from one of those juice boxes and start chewing. I just need it because usually I don't have any gum and I always need to occupy my mouth without having to talk
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F Jul 13, 2008

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    I Love to Chew On Any Plastic

    i have been chewing on straws for over 25 years, since i was about 6..  but it hasn't stopped there. i chew on anything that is plastic.. and what is gross, i love to chew on gum, and then chew on a straw.... my husband thinks this is the most oddest thing in the world, and...
    cupcakequeen cupcakequeen 31-35 Jun 13, 2009

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    Quite Often

    without even realizing it, i'll give up on actually drinking and submit to chewing my straw until the top of it is bent and ready to crack. i kinda like that feeling of biting the straw between my teeth. it's a good way to release stress!
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2008

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    yes, Its Been a Bad Habbit ...

    yes, its been a bad habbit of mine since i was a toddler
    Nomad08 Nomad08 18-21 Aug 5, 2008

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    Once In a While

    but I never mean to do it. I must be thinking hard when I do, though, but then I can't seem to stop...I don't particularly enjoy the activity, and I've recently been ordering drinks that can be consumed strawless...ly...
    Maxine13 Maxine13 16-17, F Mar 7, 2009

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    I Like to Chew On It

    and suck soda out of it at the same time. sometimes i think i got weaned off a bottle too soon.
    kittten kittten 46-50, F Jan 18, 2008

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    Force Of Habit....

    I've only been chewing my straws since I was 11. I used it as a stress habit because I had started smoking and had to hide it from my parents. Chewing on straws was an easy way to hide it. Then the guy I was dating started thinking it was cute instead of weird so he gave me over...
    SkitzoSkittlez SkitzoSkittlez 16-17 Jan 12, 2012

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    I Always..

    I always do this, i don't even realise until i look down and find i'm starting to suck up bits of plastic...ewwww I also tear my napkin to shreds when i'm in a restaurant... i make little holes in it... must be a nervous thing...?!
    roc roc 26-30, F Nov 15, 2007

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    Chew

    I always chew on my straw every straw I get I chew and chew and chew and I need help. It annoys my friends bcause they don't except it
    Princesseli900 Princesseli900 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2013

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    LOL

    I use mine as a dental pick, slyly when no ones looking! When I go to KFC I always end up with food in my teeth and it annoys me how places don't have dental picks for when you finish your food, so I use my straw! I do tend to use it too much and sometimes I make my gums bleed...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2008

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    Yeah I Do

    I chew my straw without even realizing it.  When my bf and I go to the movies together, we share a large cherry coke.  I have to consciously try not to chew the straw cuz... well... he doesn't like drinking from my chewed up straw.  He thinks it is kinda gross...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2007

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    I feel like I can physically hear every piece of the food that people chew and it's just nasty! I always wondered if people could hear themselves chewing and just ignored the...
    jprob jprob 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    especially kids!! I can't stand the noice while they chew with there mouth opened! I have a child of my own and believe me this is one of the things I taught her not to do since...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 11

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    My piano teacher gave me a purple one that was in the shape of a treble clef and I'm so fascinated by it O.O It is now my favorite straw, if it's even a thing to have a favorite...
    PhantomPower PhantomPower 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Starving last night as I was working. Cooking& running like a mad man that I am. Get out the way! Grrrr! Had to make fruit and cheese plate. Said that is it im eating some of these...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    Strawberries and curves are alike
    salma7a salma7a 31-35, F 5 Responses May 3

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    Strawberries are amazing in the summer. Fresh and sweet, they are like candy that is good for you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 3

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    I sat next to a really noisy chewer in a really crowded train today. Took all my self control to keep myself from slapping him
    MissLunaDomina MissLunaDomina 31-35, F 2 Responses May 3

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    Yesterday on the subway station I saw a man eating a full package of oreos. He was curved and observant as a lonely squirrel in a canadian forrest. His eyes were bulging of...
    HotPancakes96 HotPancakes96 18-21, F 4 Responses May 3

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    I hate how when people chew with there mouth open then it makes its annoying
    abbyruppel abbyruppel 13-15, F 1 Response May 9

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    Yum yum yum <3 I loveeee strawberrys anyway I can get them but chocolate covered is like the best :) I could eat them forever :)
    CrystalMuffins CrystalMuffins 13-15, F May 10

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    For past few months we have regular lunches twice a week with my boyfriends parents. The way his father eats makes me sick. He chews with his mouth opened, always stuffs himself...
    Ajerdna1 Ajerdna1 36-40, F 3 Responses May 25

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    when my mom eats dinner with me, she always chews loudly. she also has a gum addiction so riding in the car is hell! I've tried ignore it but it only further agitates me. I lost...
    waters321 waters321 16-17, F 6 Responses May 25

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    I like to get away from my desk at lunchtime, so I use our lunchroom. A coworker from the shop joins us, you not only hear him chew, but breath at the same time. It's an...
    HarryOsbourne HarryOsbourne 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate when your on FaceTime or something and you can hear the ******* food they chew
    emilyyyy08 emilyyyy08 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Eat British Strawberries with ICE CREAM. The best ice cream is vanilla.
    UKpervertEPlover UKpervertEPlover 70+, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've dipped and chewed for years and I'm probably never gonna stop I love tobacco like I am obsessed
    Joshboyd99 Joshboyd99 13-15 1 day ago

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    it makes me calm down, forget all my problems. i get really happy. i had stopped drinking for 2 yrs because the girl i was with didnt like me drinking and because i was becoming a...
    arias831 arias831 22-25, M 2 Responses May 6

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    Just keep drinking Just keep drinking. It`ll be okay soon enough.
    bunnyXbunny bunnyXbunny 26-30, M 1 Response May 8

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    I never understood why people think drinking alone us bad although I believe it's because of the stereotype that when someone is drinking alone they are in sorrow. When I drink...
    late0 late0 18-21, M May 10

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    anyone going to be drinking alone tonight? *raises hand* no ***** given.
    jonsnowsnothing jonsnowsnothing 31-35, M May 8

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